All year long, WKYC will be spotlighting Girls in STEM, an initiative that inspires girls to embrace science, technology, engineering and math.

STEM is being introduced now to kids in elementary schools. And that's a good thing.

As you'll see from Me'lani Labat Joseph, Director of Engineering for the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center at Case Western University, careers can truly begin at a very early age.

Watch Me'lani's story in the player above.

CLICK HERE to see our special "Girls in STEM" section.

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